Illegal Download

LOCAL FILMMAKERS UNSURE ABOUT MOVE TO SUE FOR ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS

The local film community here has given mixed responses to the news that the producers of Dallas Buyers Club are suing netizens who illegally downloaded the movie. Some felt that the legal action is a strong statement against piracy, while others felt it would do little to stamp out the problem as new ways will be found to bypass crackdowns.

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S'PORE MOVIE DOWNLOADERS RECEIVE LAWYER LETTER DEMANDING S$10,000 DAMAGES PER ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD

I read disturbing news online saying that a local law firm has been going around sending letters of demand to people who illegally downloaded the Hollywood film Dallas Buyers Club. This is a common practice known as Torrenting. Based on letters already received by some Singaporeans, the lawyer letter demands that these offenders pay up to S$10,000 for each infringement of copyright. And if you are a multiple offender, you may have to pay up to S$200,000 in copyright damages or even more

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